Zsolt Csepregi

Zsolt Csepregi

Deputy Director for International Affairs
  csepregi.zsolt@ajtk.hu

Zsolt Csepregi is the Deputy Director for International Affairs at the Knowledge Centre. He previously held the position of International Relations Coordinator and was also the Head of the Asian and African Relations Department. He is an expert on the Eastern-Mediterranean region, specialised in Israeli foreign and security policy. Zsolt btained his MA degree in international relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest and also pursued studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is a former employee of the Kitekintő.hu and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs think tank and served as a senior advisor at the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest until 2015.

For the Money, the Power or Glory?

For the Money, the Power or Glory?

Analysing Israel’s Balancing between Business Engagement with Rising Powers and Its Special Relationship with the West

The State of Israel is situated in a unique position on the globe, as it is the only land bridge between Eurasia and Africa, literally the centre of the “World Island.” The “World Island,” an expression which came from the works of the renowned geopolitical thinker Halford Mackinder, is the superstructure of the Asian, European and African continents.

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Regional Dimensions of the Belt  and Road Initiative

Regional Dimensions of the Belt and Road Initiative

The aim of present paper is to analyse and compare different approaches to the challenges and opportunities that Europe and Asia face in terms of connectivity, especially in the light of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as well as the EU’s Asia-Europe connectivity plan. The paper primarily focuses on the economic, political, and geopolitical dimensions of the topics at hand. Firstly, the authors touch upon different approaches to connectivity and compare the EU’s connectivity plan and BRI. Secondly, the developments of BRI will be presented along with actual cases that show how BRI projects have been realized so far.

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Outlook 2020

Outlook 2020

Perspectives for the next year from the Antall József Knowledge Centre Research Team

This year, New Years’ Eve will not only see a regular new year coming but the closing of a whole decade. The aggregate analysis of the AJRC research group points toward specific likely conclusions about the world which suggest 2020 to be a concluding year of the problems of the 2010s. Many of those issues that characterised international relations for quite some time have now reached a point of rest—though not resulted in a definitive outcome.

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Az Egyesült Királyság nemzeti, európai és globális  jövője a brexit után

Az Egyesült Királyság nemzeti, európai és globális jövője a brexit után

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Global Demographic Outlook 2020 – Demographic Perspectives from the Antall József Knowledge Centre Research Team

Global Demographic Outlook 2020 – Demographic Perspectives from the Antall József Knowledge Centre Research Team

Global population witnessed an unprecedented growth in recent decades. From reaching 4 billion in 1974, 6 billion in 1999 and 7.8 billion people this year, the world’s population is set to reach the 8-billion mark in the very near future. This rapid growth will affect less developed nations the most; however, in strong contrast, economically advanced countries across the globe will witness a sharp drop in population, due to a set of mutually-aligned trends. Fertility rates under the 2.0-2.1 threshold required for a stable reproduction rate, combined with an increasing life expectancy, mean that these states will not only have fewer citizens, but will also have to find a solution for the increasing pressure on their current pension system, as a declining number of workers will have to support a growing number of pensioners.

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